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Globalization is not dead

The signature of a free-trade agreement between the ten countries members of ASEAN and China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zeeland brings a spectacular proof that negotiations gathering many countries to go through new steps regarding goods and services liberalization exchanges can be successful. So a stunning denial is brought to these who forecast the end of globalization. Yet, deep political disagreements are remaining between the signatory countries. China and Japan are reproaching themselves for wanting to annex territories they are not the owners, in this case, islands. South Korea is accusing Japan, as also China, to never having ...

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The relapse

The confirmation of a strict lockdown “at least” until December 1st announced by the Prime minister is confirming that the covid-19 pandemic is far from being under control. To the contrary, it has known from the end of the summer an important rebound with a rapid rise of the number of contaminated persons and hospital admissions. The number of sick people under reanimation has reached a level which is near the peak attained during the first wave in April. The pandemic had provoked an unprecedented recession of the French economy during the second quarter. The return to an almost ...

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The State great comeback

To someone who was asking him why, when he was going shopping, he bought rice and flowers, Confucius replied: I buy rice to live and flowers to have a reason to live. These words carry today a burning actuality. Is the State to allow us to survive, depriving us of our reason to live? The future will tell us but what is sure is, that everywhere in the world, we see the comeback of the State which breaks with decades during which, and not only in Western countries, followed policies were based on its disengagement and critics were tough, especially ...

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The tomorrow economy

Nothing, we are frequently listening, will be as before. The second wave of the covid-19 epidemic is there. The economic rebound which happened during the 3rd quarter, coming after the deep growth fall occurred during the previous quarter is under threat everywhere in the world except in China. So the situation is worrying despite the put in place of economic policies assigned to enterprises protection against the effects of the recession in every country. Behavior of household who have accumulated on their banking and saving accounts a huge amount of money has surprised and their reluctance to consume has ...

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Le nouvel Etat-stratège

LE NOUVEL ETAT STRATEGELe dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.

Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur  à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements. 

Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.

En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.

 

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